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Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: (BE) Zeebrugge
Date: 16/12/2021

Administrative data Technical data
name: Belgica
built: 2021
call sign: ORCO
IMO: 9871294
flag: Belgium
dimensions: 71.40 x 16.80 x 4.80 m
type: ocean research vessel
capacity: crew: 14 + 24 scientists & marine technicians
deck area: 218m²
science hangar: 79m²
speed: 11.00 kn

former name(s): new name(s):
No known former names No known new names

We also have pictures of this vessel under the folowing name(s).

Extra info:
she is the replacement of the former A962 Belgica, but as she is not an official navy ship, we decided to put her in the utility section.

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) manages the vessel (which includes, the planning of the scientific campaigns, the responsibility for the ship’s budget and the scientific instrumentation support).

Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is the owner of the multidisciplinary research vessel as representative of the Belgian State.
The Belgian Navy provides the bridge personnel (Captain, Chief Mate, Second Officer) and the home port of Zeebrugge.

The private operator Genavir is responsible for the integrated management and operation of the ship (which includes, the crewing and the operational & maintenance support).

Converted? This vessel is still the same type as it was built.
Museum? No
Scrapping? Not scrapped on 29/12/2021.
Casualty? No